Monday, April 25, 2016

Girl Scouts Respond to Texas Community Flooding

Last week, Greater Houston experienced some of the worst flooding in our history with record rainfall that affected many families and friends in the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council community. As emergency services responded to the public distress and made over 500 rescues, our Girl Scouts were already thinking of ways to help in the aftermath. 

Above: Junior Girl Scouts from Troop 13495 donated baby blankets they made to families affected by recent flooding in the Spring-Klein area.
Above: Senior Troop 15232 from the Cypress Bend community volunteer side by side with Boy Scout Troop 747 in Jersey Village removing walls and floors from flood-affected homes.

As our community continues to rally around those in need, we want to remind all GSSJC Girl Scouts that you are continually in our thoughts, and remind you there are community organizations that may be able to help those significantly affected, such as the American Red Cross, United Way 211 Helpline and Houston 311. We are coordinating with local United Ways and affiliate agencies and will have more information soon on service projects that are appropriate for other Girl Scouts and volunteers who would like to help. 


If you would like to share photos of your troop supporting flood relief efforts, please send photos and a brief description to communications@sjgs.org.